Ruby 2.1.0-preview2

Ruby 2.1 is coming soon!

Personally, I’ve noticed quite a few speedups, and it seems like they’ve fixed a large memory problem I was running in to on pre-release staging environments:

fix memory consuming issue on RGenGC (r43532 and r43755)

I’d be interested in your experiences!

Git and Local / Server Hooks

I have been a proponent of pre-commit hooks for a very long time. After doing some searching, I found this lovely gem. It consists of a bunch of checks before you commit your code into the repository. A couple of my favorites:

  • php – Runs a PHP syntax check on all PHP files
  • merge_conflict – Makes sure you aren’t about to commit merge conflicts (you know, >>>>>>>> HEAD, stuff like that)
  • ruby_symbol_hashrockets – Prevents you from committing old-style Ruby hashes ( :hello => 'there' )

And much more. Highly recommended!



Snoopy is a bookmarklet for snooping on web pages. It’s intended for use on mobile browsers (such as Mobile Safari on the iPad) where you can’t view-source to poke around under the hood of sites to see how they’re built. You might find it useful for your desktop browser, too.

This is very cool. I’ll need to put this onto my iOS test devices – it’s a lot faster than plugging in and using the remote debugger.